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SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century.

Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will be accompanied by discussions examining whether these films are a fair representation of the past, and asking what they may be able to contribute to an understanding of the future.

Films include Bongo Erotico, a surreal nightmare of bisexual lust from 1950s’ Wishaw; groundbreaking documentary of Edinburgh queer life in the 80s, Coming Out; and Pratibha Parmar’s experimental 1990 short, Bhangra Jig, which follows a young Asian woman walking the streets of Glasgow with signs of colonialism ever-present.


    • Bongo Erotico (1959, 9m)
    • Come Dancing (1970, 13m)
    • Coming Out (1983, 20m)
    • Bhangra Jig (1991, 4m)
  • Date & time

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 18:30 to 20:00
  • Where

    • Playhouse Cinema
      Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Bishop’s Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
  • Age


  • Tickets

    £4.50 – £5.50 per ticket. Please book here.

  • More information

    • Visit the SQIFF website for full programme details:

      Ages 12+. All screenings are in the English language with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access. Eden Court has wheelchair access. Please get in touch via if you have any questions about access.

      Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.

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